Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Primary Care that Improves Community Health
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) program is designed to prepare nurses who have the leadership skills and clinical expertise necessary to deliver primary care and improve health outcomes in community settings.
This ‘hybrid’ program combines online learning, clinical simulations and face-to-face classroom activities with community-based clinical practice experiences.
Students may select from two areas of specialization:
• Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
• Family Nurse Practitioner
Students who complete the MSU College of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner-MSN and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-MSN have met the educational requirements for specialty certification examinations in those roles.
Applicants must also meet any additional eligibility criteria in effect when they apply for certification. Reports from national certifying agencies, American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) indicate that MSU graduates who took the NP specialty certification examination in 2014 had a combined first-time pass rate of 97%. These graduates are also eligible to apply for specialty certification by the State of Michigan.
The master's program at Michigan State University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.